2016

SEMI-SENSELESS DRAWING MODULES #2 – Letters

— So Kanno + yang02

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SEMI-SENSELESS DRAWING MODULES #2 – Letters

This is a drawing machine that draws “lines which do not make sense but look like letters/characters.” Artificial intelligence learns only the shape of hand-written letters/characters without understanding their meanings. Can machines extract something from people’s lives based on partial learning? Can they learn “feelings” that are difficult to verbalize? What can letter-like lines on the wall remind people of? (Kanno)

A group of reconstructed letter-like lines are drawn by a machine learning program that analyzes every stroke of hand-written letters/characters and learns from experience (accumulated data), based on an original idea (algorithm). These may be (functionless) new letters for the machine. I hope that the machine will function as a device that makes people think back to the “birth of letters/characters” before existing letters/characters were designed, and ask themselves, “What is type design?” (yang02)


So Kanno + yang02